‘Impractical’ Man From U.N.C.L.E. Star had to be Replaced by Driver for Stunt Scenes
Elizabeth Debicki, the actress who plays Victoria Vinciguerra in the new Guy Ritchie movie, Man from U.N.C.L.E. admits she enjoys stunt work but froze when she realized she’d have to look like a polished driver – because in real life she can’t drive and insists she’s “a completely impractical human being”.
She tells WENN, “There was a man in this tiny little cage who actually drove the car for me! People asked me after the first take, ‘How are you? Are you fine? Was it scary?’ I hadn’t even thought of that when I was in the car, but actually it was quite dangerous, driving through all these little alleys.
“I’ve sort of noted throughout my life that so many actors don’t drive cars. I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and you just used public transport. I was really young when I went to high school, so that was my excuse. When all my friends were getting their licenses I couldn’t apply for it, so I sort of missed the boat and never got on it.
“I can kind of drive a car, but you don’t want to be in there with me! In the stunt, taking off in a manual car, for me, was, like, a really huge life achievement. When I got it into gear and it went in a straight line I was like, ‘Yes!’ It was such a private joy for me.”